What is the opposite of alter?

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Opposite of to change in character or composition, typically in a comparatively small but significant way
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Opposite of to change the form or structure of
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Opposite of to modify, especially so as to better fit a given purpose or circumstance
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Opposite of to cause a profound effect
“Postmodern thought tends to trivialize this desire, if not ignore it altogether.”
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Opposite of to improve, refine, or add the finishing touches to
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Opposite of to make a marked change in the form, nature, or appearance of
“All countries experience the tension between the need to develop resources, and the responsibility to preserve nature.”
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Opposite of to alter something from its true state, typically to deceive
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Opposite of to castrate a male (usually an animal)
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Opposite of to affect without completely changing
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Opposite of to deprive of sexual attributes or characteristics
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Opposite of to influence, usually emotionally
“You almost have to desensitize yourself to the madness just to stay sane.”
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Opposite of to abolish, invalidate, or reverse (a previous system, decision, situation, etc.)
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Opposite of to influence, manage, direct, control or tamper with something
“They would spend months trying to fix the data after it was corrupted by a hacker.”
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Opposite of to alter something from its true state, typically to deceive
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Opposite of to make a transition or change
“I will continue to remain a blonde after my visit to the hairdresser.”
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Opposite of to debase or render impure by alterations, manipulations or undesirable additions
“An effective method to purify water is to bring it to a boil.”
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Opposite of to develop gradually
“Within the extreme conditions of total war, the whole of society can retrogress to a primitive state.”
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Opposite of to alter something from its true state, typically to deceive
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Opposite of to amend or repair
“Take hold of the crystal gingerly, as if you are afraid to break it.”
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Opposite of to control or determine
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Opposite of to adapt to
“Individuals have the capacity to rebel against social norms and face the consequences of social disapprobation.”
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Opposite of to shorten (a garment) or make it smaller
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Opposite of to analyze with the intent of making changes
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